Ashlee Simpson I Am Me Review

Album. Released 2006.  

BBC Review

The energetic 'L.O.V.E' is the pick of the album standing out by combining the...

Talia Kraines 2004

She's one of America's most successful young stars but Ashlee Simpson has made no lasting impression over here. After the minimal UK success of debut Autobiography (producing "Pieces of Me" and "LaLa"), 2006 sees Ashlee return with I am Me.

Lead single, "(Didn't Steal Ya) Boyfriend", perhaps telling the tale of a feud with fellow bratpacker Lindsay Lohan, has a much funkier sound than her previous work, revealing the influence of producer John Shanks. Similarly the 'La-La' reminiscent of"Coming Back For More" introduces nu-wave sounds to her material.

The energetic "L.O.V.E" is the pick of the album standing out by combining the attitude of Britney's "Do Somethin" with the cheerleader beats of Gwen's "Hollaback Girl" and producing a party track that's sure to become a dancefloor filler.

Confident yet searching, I am Me flirts with 80s production throughout and produces a more mature, tighter sound than some of her peers.

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